Monday,23 July, 2018
Current issue | Issue 1359, (7 - 13 September 2017)
Monday,23 July, 2018
Issue 1359, (7 - 13 September 2017)

Ahram Weekly

International Japanese pianist Tadashi Suenaga

Tadashi Suenaga
Tadashi Suenaga

Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St. Tel 02 2574 3373

Thurs 7, 8pm: Sayed Darwish Heritage troupe, conducted by Mohamed Hassan Darwish and featuring opera singers Gaber Al-Beltagui and Suzanne Mahdy in a repertoire of songs by late composer and singer Sayed Darwish.

Sat 9, 8pm: A singing recital by Ashraf Sherif and his band.

Sun 10, 8pm: Abdel-Wahab songs performed by the National Arab Music Ensemble.

Wed 13, 8pm: Al-Hour band performs religious chants.

Thurs 14, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre’s concert.


Beit Al-Seheimi

Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2591 3391

Every Sunday, 8.30pm: The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai, performs dances and songs from Upper Egypt on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.

Every Friday, 8.30pm: “Al-Aragouz wa Khayal Al-Zel” (The Shadow Puppet), a free public performance by clowns in Al-Muaaz Street, presented by Wamda and directed by Nabil Bahgat.


Cairo Opera House

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736  0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144

Main Hall

Sat 9, 8pm: The opening concert of the new season of the Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Ahmed El-Saedi, presents international Japanese pianist Tadashi Suenaga. The programme is rich and versatile; including popular works for a group of great composers such as: Tchaikovsky, Franz Liszt, Borodin, Emmanuel Chabrier,  Zoltan Kudaly.

Open-Air Theatre

Thurs 7, 8pm: Al-Masryeen band, led by accordionist Hany Shenouda and featuring a group of emerging talents.

Fri 8, 8pm: Mounib band in a repertiore of Nubian songs by late singer Ahmed Mounib.

Mon 11, 8pm: AfroNubia band performs music of the South.

Tues 12, 8pm: Flamenca band.

Wed 13, 8pm: Guitar recital by Elhamy Khoursid.

Thurs 14, 8pm: Oshaq Al-Nagham (Singing Lovers) band , led by Mohamed Abdel-Sattar in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.

Small Hall

Thurs 14, 8pm: Oriental jazz by Yehia Khalil and his band.


Cairo Jazz Club

197, 26th July St, Agouza, Tel 02 3345 9939

Thurs 7, 10.30pm: Massar Egbari band plays an eloquent blend of rock, jazz and blues.

Fri 8, 10pm: DJ Nader Tahawy, Shawky and Omar Sherif DJ.

Sat 9, 10.30pm: Looperia Project plays blend of spiritual lyrics and gnawa rhythms with a Sufi twist form the unique yet familiar African sound that is Looperia. Vocalist Basheer creates a brilliant concoction of oriental sounds with modern fusions, creating a new phase of Upper Egyptian folk music.

Mon 11, 10pm: Misty band.  

Thurs 14, 10pm: The Wanton Bishops.


French Cultural Institute

Madrasset Al-Huquq Al Frinseya St, Mounira, Tel 02 2791 5800

Thurs 7-Wed 13, 7-9pm: Breaking Walls Festival 2017, a young choreography festival features Nut Dance Company.


Al-Ghouri Caravansary

Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Muaaz St and Al-Azhar St, Tel 02 2514 7475

Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music

(Performances every Sat, Mon and Wed, 8pm, free admission).



SaadZaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel 02 2792 0878

Every Monday: (fixed event) Zikr and Sufi night.

Every Tuesday, 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm and reservations is canceled at 7.30pm): Mawawil and Gamalat Shiha present traditional music of the Nile Delta; Nubian Fadeka music and songs with Aragid, featuring Saleh Abbass and Farah Al-Masri; traditional Sudanese music and songs performed by Queen of Henna Settouna; Al-Jaafra music played by musicians from Aswan; Nass Makan (People from Makan) and Sanet perform traditional music from Eritrea.

Every Wednesday, 8pm: Zar music and songs by Mazaher, featuring Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sab.


El Mastaba Centre for Egyptian Folk Music

30 A El-Balaqsa St, Abdeen, Downtown. Tel 011 50995354

Al Dammah Theatre for Free Arts

Thurs 7, 9pm: Al Tanbura troupe from Port-Said. Their instruments are their voices, the simsimia, the tanbura (big lyre), nay also kawala (end-blown, reed flute), tabla (vase-shaped drum), triangle, sagat (small cymbals), shakhalil (kind of castanets) and riqq (open, wooden frame drum with jingling discs in the frame). 


El Sawy Culturewheel

End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448

River Hall

Wed 13, 7.30pm: Voice band.

Thurs 14, 7.30pm: Retro band performs songs written by poet Ahmed Haddad.   

Wisdom Hall

Thurs 7, 6 and 8pm: El Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre Show revives the concert of diva Um Kolthoum playing two of her much-loved songs. 

Sat 9, 9pm: Singer Ali Al-Haggar in a repertoire of classical Arab songs as well as his highly-sought after songs.

Sun 10, 8pm: Musion band, led by Mohamed Ibrahim make the audience see what they hear through blending music with various arts such as marionette, mime, fine art, poetry, monologue, performances, and acting.

Thurs 14, 7pm: Religious songs and hymns by Waslet Samaa band.



Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)

Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106

Sun 10, 8pm: Sat 9, 8pm: The opening concert of the new season of the Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Ahmed El-Saedi, presents international Japanese pianist Tadashi Suenaga.

Thurs 14, 8pm: Abdel-Wahab songs performed by the National Arab Music Ensemble.

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